Policy & Advocacy

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Posted on 02/08/16 by Angela in General

Cleveland Tenants Organization utilizes several organizations and movements in order to champion causes for renters. Among them are as follows: Housing Research & Advocacy Center Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio National Low Income Housing Coalition Enterprise Community... read more

Fair Housing

Posted on 02/04/16 by Angela in Fair Housing

Fair Housing In 2015, legislation was introduced in both the Ohio House and Senate restricting penalties for fair housing violations. The legislation would make it legal for certain small landlords and homeowners to discriminate based on... read more

Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act

Posted on 02/03/16 by Angela in Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act

On December 31, 2014, the United States Congress let the Federal Tenants in Foreclosure Act expire. This legislation had been passed in 2009 as a result of the rampant evictions to unsuspecting tenants in foreclosed... read more

Domestic Violence and Private Rental Housing

Posted on 02/02/16 by Angela in Domestic Violence and Private Rental Housing

Creating an exemption in local and state nuisance laws for tenants who are victims of domestic violence protecting against eviction. Currently, the City of Cleveland and other cities in Cuyahoga County have nuisance laws that... read more